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Old 12-03-2009, 07:09 PM   #1066
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Having made my T3 I have noticed that a couple of the upper pivot balls are a bit stiff.

Although not solid or anything if held on a hex driver by the upper ball the shock doesn't fall to the bottom under it's own weight as it should.

Anyone have any idea's on how to rectify this?

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I put a screw through them, chuck them in a Dremel, and polish them with 400 grit sandpaper to remove the machining grooves. If you run a fingernail across the ball you can feel the roughness.

After the grooves have been removed with the sandpaper, I use some polishing compound on a rag and try to get them almost mirror-like. You'll be amazed how free and consistent the pivot balls are. I do all of the pivot balls, not just the shocks. It's attention to details like this that makes the car handle consistently.
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:25 PM   #1067
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Good idea, like polishing the pivot balls on our 1/12 scale t-bars.
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If anyone is that dissatisfied with their T3, I'll trade them my 009 EU with the lipo weights and full set of aluminum turnbuckles. With a Killer stock set-up on it. Car only has seen carpet, T3 must be similar. PM if interested.

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If anyone is that dissatisfied with their T3, I'll trade them my 009 EU with the lipo weights and full set of aluminum turnbuckles. With a Killer stock set-up on it. Car only has seen carpet, T3 must be similar. PM if interested.

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Old 12-04-2009, 04:32 AM   #1070
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:02 AM   #1071
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I put a screw through them, chuck them in a Dremel, and polish them with 400 grit sandpaper to remove the machining grooves. If you run a fingernail across the ball you can feel the roughness.

After the grooves have been removed with the sandpaper, I use some polishing compound on a rag and try to get them almost mirror-like. You'll be amazed how free and consistent the pivot balls are. I do all of the pivot balls, not just the shocks. It's attention to details like this that makes the car handle consistently.
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They are the correct way around with the 'shoulder' on the shiny side of the pivot ball.

What's the best way of removing the pivot balls without distorting or damaging the eyelet?

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Old 12-04-2009, 05:11 AM   #1072
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They are the correct way around with the 'shoulder' on the shiny side of the pivot ball.

What's the best way of removing the pivot balls without distorting or damaging the eyelet?

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CRC and I believe IRS makes a tool to remove pivot balls for pan cars that would probably work best for that. Otherwise, I have no idea how you'd remove a pivot ball w/o destroying the eyelet.
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If anyone is that dissatisfied with their T3, I'll trade them my 009 EU with the lipo weights and full set of aluminum turnbuckles. With a Killer stock set-up on it. Car only has seen carpet, T3 must be similar. PM if interested.

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CRC and I believe IRS makes a tool to remove pivot balls for pan cars that would probably work best for that. Otherwise, I have no idea how you'd remove a pivot ball w/o destroying the eyelet.
http://www.teamcrc.com/crc/modules.p...prodID=7718876

http://www.teamirsrc.com/caster.html (part #1376)
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Does anyone know if RC America received their second batch this week and if it has shipped out to hobby shops yet? thanks...
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:01 AM   #1076
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Give RC America a call. You'll get the most accurate answer directly from them.
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The Second lot was arrived HK ,
we checked had 1pc alum. suspension mount !
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Does the new kits come with both the 1 pce and 2pce mounts so you have a choice ?
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Does the new kits come with both the 1 pce and 2pce mounts so you have a choice ?
Not 100% sure but ill guess no
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:31 AM   #1080
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Hey Robbie when are you coming back to Horsham? I have a T3 now and would love to pick your brain
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